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Robin Tunney, Bill Paxton
||Not too young,
some of the movie is intense or they might not understand.
||She might get
scared and hold your hand, or will just think the movie is
stupid, it's your call.
||People get blown
up and fall from mountains, but you don't see brains
||More suspense than
action, like will he make the jump or not?
Phillips,Martin Campbell, Robert King
I went into "Vertical Limit" not expecting
too much. I didnít really get too much, but I have to say I did
get more than I expected.
A Movie Review
The base story is pretty simple Ė Mountain climbers get trapped
in a mountain and itís a race against time to save them. But letís
throw in a couple of twists. The first is that one of the rescuers
is the brother, Peter (Chris OíDonnell), of one of the trapped,
Annie (Robin Tunney). The second twist is that one of the rescuers,
Montgomery (Scott Glen) has a vendetta against one of the trapped,
Elliot (Bill Paxton).
How does this all come about? Well it just goes to show that
people are stupid. First youíve got the prick Elliot. Heís a
rich dude who already got people on an expedition killed when he
wanted to climb K2, the second highest but more treacherous of all
mountains. He wants to climb K2 again, enlists the "best"
climber and then adds the "hottest" climber, Annie, to
help him get up the mountain in time for his companies launching of
their airline company. Peter winds up at the K2 base camp because
his partner blew off his foot. But Peter and Annie have an incident
in their past that separates them, namely Peter cutting the rope and
sending their father plunging to his death. Alright, I gave that one
away, but it was necessary for the synopsis. I promise, no more
giving away surprises. Anyway, Elliot and his people begin the
climb, the ground gives way into a crevasse, three of them are
trapped, and Peter rounds up people for the search and rescue party,
bringing in Montgomery because Peter knows that he knows the
mountain almost like the back of his hand. Yee Haaaa! Letís climb
a mountain and try to save some people!
Yes, the story is simple but youíre probably going to see this
movie for the action, the suspense, and some pretty cool mountain
climbing shots. You will get all of those and that is probably all
that matters. The mountain action scenes are great, well, except for
some of the facial close-ups where the mountain backdrop looks fake,
there is lots of suspense, and there will probably be moments where
you want to grasp your armrests. Just donít expect too much on the
story side except to realize that Elliot is a rich prick who should
deserve to die.
The movie wasnít as bad as I thought it might be, maybe mostly
because I didnít expect too much. Some good action, cool mountain
climbing scenes, and the comic element of Australian buddies. It
could have been a worse movie, but all I can recommend is donít go
into it expecting much. In the end itís 3 stars out of 5.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!